A team of scientists from Germany and West Africa has developed a computer program that helps farmers in Burkina Faso predict rainfalls more easily. Questions as to when best to plant seeds can now be answered without any guesswork.
At the International Green Week trade fair in Berlin, German farming takes center stage. Like many industries, agriculture is grappling with digitalization, and as DW found out, it needs faster internet to cope.
The UN says prolonged dry weather - the worst in 15 years - is leading to severe food shortages in North Korea. The isolated communist state, which partly relies on food aid, will likely need increased imports this year.
Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees have posed a challenge to the country.
Two African countries try to beat back rising sea levels, Senegal's president talks green energy and a prehistoric fish makes a comeback in Germany. All this and much more on this week's eco@africa.
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